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Congruent Triangles


Published 1977


Bruce and Katharine Cornwell are primarily known for a series of remarkable animated films on the subject of geometry. Created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal, they are brilliant short films, tracing Klee-like geometric shapes to intriguing music, including the memorable 'Bach meets Third Steam Jazz' musical score in ‘Congruent Triangles.’ In this melding of art and science, the Cornwells create a quasi-hypnotic take on a mathematical construct. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm


Run time 7:00
Producer Bruce and Katharine Cornwell
Sponsor Karl W. Reinsch
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: uniQ - - April 21, 2011
Subject: Boringly beautiful
The first part isn't that interesting to me, however the ending, which starts at 5:11 is absolutely amazing. I'm going to go watch that again, it's that cool.
Reviewer: Gopher_Baroque - - July 11, 2010
Subject: Love it
Nothing to add beyond the previous reviews, just wanted to bulk up the review score for a dandy film. I enjoyed it for art, I think you need to already know the ideas to figure them out from the film. Maybe it's supposed to be the treat after the lecture?
Reviewer: jeremyAbel - - February 24, 2010
Subject: Wow!!
Gorgeous film! Love the ending especially; the motion is fantastic. Too bad they don't show stuff like this to kids these days. Heck, too bad kids don't have the attention span for this stuff anymore :P
Reviewer: hugozoom - - August 22, 2009
Subject: Are you congruent?
I love congruent triangles! The music is pretty snappy too.
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